Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Fredericton

Anthropologists study humans: who we are, what we do, what we say, what we look like, and what we believe in.

At UNB, Anthropology is a holistic discipline, meaning you’ll examine humans, both past and present, as biological, cultural, and social beings. You’ll explore three central subfields – sociocultural anthropology, archeology, and biological anthropology – and you’ll have access to our expanded lab facility that includes a vast collection of human, hominid, and primate teaching specimens.

Anthropology is available as a major, minor, and honours in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program.

Why Anthropology at UNB?

We use a range of learning styles and innovative teaching methods, and we incorporate findings from our research.

Our small class sizes mean greater interaction between you, your instructors, and your peers.  

Hands-on learning

  • Participation in laboratory research and field activities
  • Volunteer opportunities in faculty research studies and with partnering heritage organizations and not-for-profit groups
  • Field trips, academic conferences, and discussion groups hosted by the Anthropology student society 

Skills you will acquire:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Organizational
  • Technical
  • Interpersonal
  • Laboratory experience

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • The Archaeological Traditions of North America
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Ancient Technology


  • Resource management consultant
  • Legal/claims researcher
  • Policy analyst
  • Forensic scientist
  • Ergonomic design consultant
  • Medical researcher
  • Research consultant
  • Archivist
  • Ethnographer
  • Librarian